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What does Forden mean?

Forden Pronunciation of Forden [for-den] as a boys' name has its root in Old English, and the meaning of the name Forden is "river crossing". Forden is a version of Ford (Old English): transferred use of the surname.

Associated with: old english, river.


Forden has 1 variant: Fordon.

1 more relation via Ford: Forde.

Creative forms:
(male) Forton, Furden, ..

(female) Forgen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Forden King (F.K.), ..

How popular is Forden?

Forden is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#71610 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Ford (#741 in 2015) is the only prominent varying form of Forden (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Fordon, are seldom used. Adoption of this form of Forden was well-received among parents in 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ford in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Forden and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arden, Arrden, Barden, Boden, Borden, Bordin, Bordon, Bowden, Carden, Cobden, Colden, Corben, Coren, Coryden, Dorien, Dorren, Farren, Florien, Forbes, Fortenay (see Fortney), Forteney (see Fortney), Forteny (see Fortney), Fortino, Fortney, Fortny (see Fortney), Fortune, Fortuny, Foxen, Freen, Godden, Golden, Gordan, Gorden, Gordon, Goren, Gorren, Gorten, Harden, Holden, Horten, Jordan, Jorden, Jordon, Jordyn, Joren, Jorgen, Kordel, Koren, Loren, Lorren, Marden, Morgen, Morten, Morven, Normen, Royden, Soren, Toren, Varden, Warden and Worden. These names tend to be more commonly used than Forden.

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